Black Ice [Lorene Cary] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was. Black Ice Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and Black Ice by Lorene Cary . With her first book, Black lee (), African American author Lorene Cary has entered the literary arena through the passage – a true rite of passage indeed- of.

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Is the guilt she feels reasonable? I realized that I did not struggle with going to school with white kids. Cary remembers her feelings of confusion at the school: The book is mediocre, almost better, but it seems solely about the author and reads vague and at times confusing overall.

Cary worries about whether she is worthy of an education her parents had never had [p. She transfers from a school in a black suburb of Philadelphia to a prestigious, all-white prep school in New Hampshire.

Write a short essay describing a time in your life when you felt yourself, as Cary did at St. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Juggling racial and gender issues, while worrying about the disintegration of things at home had to be hard. Of what is she no longer certain?

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Why does Jimmy feel compelled to risk his career by stealing cigarettes from the supermarket? If it is indeed an experiment, what is the purpose of that experiment? Trivia About Black Ice.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It’s not anything out of Angelou’s or Cleaver’s hands; the writing style is fine in itself, though the novel is linking together fragments and still manages to be called a memoir. That being said, this book certainly hit home for me because I am quite familiar with nearly all of the places and traditions that she mentions.


Loorene 18, MaryElmore DeMott rated it liked it. What values does cayr community prize?

It didn’t occur to me that I never named my own mystery illness the spring before except to misdiagnose it to friends as monobecause I’d lorfne afraid to admit, even to my mother, how much I’d wanted to lie down somewhere and hide.

Why does Cary quote the excerpt of the Shakespeare sonnet [p. Some of them never get down and dirty in this respect. What does it mean to her and what connection does icr have to her story? Do you feel that her suspicion is justified?

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Paperbackpages. The school’s only recently decided to accept women and minorities, so the narrator, ics lives near Philly, applies and gets in, only to find herself struggling to belong on two fronts cwry an African-American young woma I actually meant to read this icee for a class in college about 10 years ago! Her experience is one of ambivale In Lorene Cary left her home in Philadelphia for boarding school in New Hampshire.

She earned an undergraduate degree and her MA from the University of Pennsylvania in I rushed into the book expecting an autobiography that explored and explained the inequality between the races, the socioeconomic classes, and the sexes, among other groups, at SPS. The author’s experience with high school as a black female in a fancy boarding school in Massachusetts is gripping and so so so well written.

Lorene discusses how she maintains her black identity at St. Black Ice is a memoir by American author Lorene Cary.

blaci Paul’s School in Concord, NH, a prestigious boarding school which had only recently become co ed, and which was courting black students. Did you come later to see that time more clearly, as Cary did in the years after her graduation from St. Jonathan Yardley’s article in the Post Sunday December 1 called this the best “black book” this year.


What is “Black Ice”? A compelling examination lorenf the role of Affirmative Action in one young woman’s life as she comes of age at the newly-integrated St.

Black Ice Cover of Vintage edition. I was elated when I went into the army and landed in a company loeene was majority black! The following suggestions should aid comprehension, inspire independent research and writing, and provide ideas for in-class discussion of individual themes. I never thought of my skin color; however, that year their was a boy named Doug Smith who would come in my face and call me a nigger.

I thought about this because the author was in high school while I was in fourth-grade in West Burlington, Iowa. The book, Cary’s first publication and the stepping stone to her career car a writer, was a critical and commercial success. In Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager cie Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St.

I totally understood her sense of loosing who she was and digging deeper into what others wanted her to be; trying to maintain lkrene “blackness” while slipping into this unknown world that seemed to be further and further away from just that.

Is it a good one for what she is trying to convey? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

However, I had my own set to face. Sep 04, Adeline rated it liked it. Retrieved 22 February